GENERAL GEORGE C. KENNEY SIGNED WWII BOOK PHOTO OF HE AND GENERAL MACARTHUR ON THEIR FAMOUS RETURN TO LIBERATE THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 1944
GENERAL GEORGE C. KENNEY SIGNED WWII BOOK PHOTO, "George C. Kenney/Gen USAF", 9 x 6, B/W, of he and General Douglas MacArthur, General Sutherland, Philippines President Osmena and Colonel Romulo, on Leyte Gulf, on their famous return to liberate the Phillippines, 20 October 1944. This event was a defining moment of WWII as MacArthur famously announced "I have returned". In fine condition.
GEORGE C. KENNEY was a fighter pilot during WWI who flew over 70 combat missions and is credited with two aerial victories, winning both the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross. Between the wars he was responsible for the development of a technique for mounting .30 caliber machine guns on the wings of a DH.4. He later taught classes of attack aviation at the Air Corps Tactical School. He rose to the rank of a United States Army Air Forces General during WWII. He is best known as the commander of the Allied Air Forces and Fifth Air Force in General Douglas MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA), a position he held from August 1942-45. He made the D-Day landings with General MacArthur...when he returned to the
$275 #10645 (ALSO SEE ITEM #10199 WITH KENNEY TALKING ABOUT THE LANDING)